Facebook has been trying to deal with Fake News pages on its website and it has also been removing fake accounts that were apparently used to interfere with the US elections.
The company has now announced that it has removed more fake pages from its social network, the latest pages apparently have links to both Russia and Iran.
Today we removed multiple Pages, groups and accounts for coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and Instagram. Some of this activity originated in Iran, and some originated in Russia. These were distinct campaigns and we have not identified any link or coordination between them. However, they used similar tactics by creating networks of accounts to mislead others about who they were and what they were doing.
We ban this kind of behavior because we want people to be able to trust the connections they make on Facebook. And while we’re making progress rooting out this abuse, as we’ve said before, it’s an ongoing challenge because the people responsible are determined and well funded. We constantly have to improve to stay ahead. That means building better technology, hiring more people and working more closely with law enforcement, security experts and other companies. Their collaboration was critical to our investigation since no one company can fight this on their own.
Facebook obviously has quite a bit of work to do to clear this sort of things from its platform, you can find out more details at the link below.
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